Five Bits & Bytes Farm off-the-track Thoroughbreds headed to Garland Mountain in North Georgia for a trail ride on the most spectacular day. The weather was sunny and unusually cool for a June day in Georgia. Classic Casey, Stormin in Style, Political Pull, Spot Run and Imatexan had a great run on the trails.
CLINIC UPDATE: See photos and read about our clinic with Evie Stephens. Thank you to all who participated and to our guests and new friends who joined in the fun. See photos on our Training Thoroughbreds with Dressage page.
It was a beautiful Easter Sunday morning but it was a little too early for Monarch’s Reign to be up for a trail ride. He fell asleep on his saddle as his mom tried to tack him up in the trailer. See the photos of our ride and our Easter/birthday party that we enjoyed when we returned to the farm on our 2011 Outings & Training Photos page under Training Thoroughbreds.
FLASH MOBBED by off-the-track Thoroughbreds! We had a wonderful trail ride with our Thoroughbreds on Saturday at our friend Julie’s farm in White, GA. After our trail ride and during our picnic we were flash mobbed by our Thoroughbreds.
See the video.
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We are into week two for the training of former race horses Spot Run and Imatexan. This week they both did trail rides and cantered with their moms. It is pretty amazing that these Thoroughbreds come along so quickly with their training.
Follow along with Spot Run’s Training Diary written by his teenage owner Katelyn. Learn what it is like to retrain an ex-race horse through the eyes and thoughts of a young rider. We have video of their first canter and first trail ride on our BitsandBytesFarm YouTube Channel. You will also see video of Imatexan on her first trail ride off-the-farm. She went to Garland Mt. with Classic Casey and With Wings. We had a great time cantering then all through the trails. More photos tomorrow.
We have two more days of training notes for Imatexan posted under our Training Thoroughbreds menu above. Both Imatexan and Spot Run are doing extremely well with their training. Tomorrow we will be posting the diary that Katelyn has been keeping about what she is learning while training Spot Run.
Go to Imatexan Begins Her Training to start reading about retraining a horse directly from the race track. Then continue on to Imatexan’s First Week in Training to see photos and videos of yesterday’s and today’s training sessions.
UPDATE: Our beautiful bay mare will soon be on her way to Georgia. She was purchased by a previous buyer, Susan Llewallyn Goodman, DVM . Imatexan will be in training at Bits & Bytes Farm for a little while. Give us a call and stop by and see what a horse right off-the-track looks and acts like. We will post stories of her training with her new mom.